RACINE — The Tuesday fire on Racine's south side that killed a man and dog does not appear to be suspicious, Racine Police Sgt. Adam Malacara said Wednesday.
"At this point in the fatal fire investigation, there is nothing to indicate that it is suspicious," he said.
At 4:20 a.m. Tuesday, the Racine Police and Fire Departments responded to 2527 Coolidge Ave. for a report of a structure fire with flames reaching through windows on three sides of the home, according to Police and Fire Department news releases.
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When firefighters got the blaze under control, they entered the home and discovered the bodies of a man and a dog. As of Wednesday afternoon, officials had not released the name of the man.
No other injuries were reported. The home is considered a total loss, with an estimated $130,750 in damage. The Racine Fire Department said that the cause of the fire is still under investigation.